Archive for April, 2012

Helping fans find what they need, even faster

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We have worked hard in the last couple of years to launch a number of ground-breaking innovations to help you discover events and make ticket purchasing as social and seamless as possible. Our ticketing app for Facebook®, mobile app, Facebook tagging in our interactive seat maps and acquisition of Setlist.fm are some of the features on our highlight reel. While we were working on those, we didn’t forget about our mainstay, Ticketmaster.com.

A lot of the fans who land on our home page proceed immediately to search box at the top of the page and type in an artist team or venue name. We have recently added two features that will help you search much more efficiently – predictive search and supporting act display.

Predictive search allows fans to find what they are searching for more quickly and easily by suggesting popular artists and venues as fans types their search ...

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Ghost Lion Coming to a House of Blues Near You

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The Tropical post-punk band, Ghost Lion, led by vocalist Blake Hanley, won Live Nation’s inaugural In House Artist Project. Live Nation created the employee competion, under the moniker In House Artist Project, to help support and develop emerging artists who also happen to be Live Nation Employees.

Over a six month period, 119 bands from around the world competed. Six winners were selected and an epic battle-of-the-bands culminated at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Vintage Tone, Magnuson, S.K. Robot, Ghost Lion, Mount Fabric and Carbellion rocked it out on the stage, with Ghost Lion emerging as the winner.

In addition to management consultation and a marketing fund, Ghost Lion earned a slot in an upcoming national House of Blues club tour.
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